There is a charity book store in my town that is only open on Fridays. I’ve been meaning to go there for months but I keep forgetting since I only have an hour window each week that I could go. Anyway, I finally made it today. I purchased 4 rather old books (one from at least the 1890’s) for about $5.00. The guy that volunteers to run the store GAVE me 2 sets of really old encyclopedias and the year books that went with them. I didn’t dare tell him what my intentions for the books were – I was afraid the old guy would have a heartattack! He kept giving me “history lessons” on bindings and paper and why somebooks had certain looks to the pages and others didn’t. I wanted to tell him he was preaching to the choir but I just let him go on since he was nice enough to give me the encyclopedias.
I can’t wait to turn these into something wonderful. I’m thinking that one of the older books I purchased would make a great treasure box.
Now the question is: Where am I going to store these 4 large boxes of encyclopedias??!!